Our program prepares you for employment as a middle or secondary math teacher.
This teacher preparation program combines laboratory-based science work with practical, school-based experiences to prepare you for professional certification to teach science in middle schools. You earn a Bachelor of Science in Middle Grades General Science Education (grades 5-9) and will be well prepared to teach topics in astronomy, earth science, life science and
To be admitted to this 60-credit program, you need:
After completing the coursework for this degree including the school-based hours and internship, students will be guided through the steps to apply for your Florida Professional Certificate.
Effective Beginning Catalog Term: Fall 2017 (535)
The requirements shown below are valid beginning Fall 2017 (535), and may not reflect degree requirements for current students. Current students should visit My SPC and view My Learning Plan to see specific degree requirements for their effective term.
Dr. Kimberly Hartman, Dean, (727) 712-5890
*** STUDENTS ENTERING THIS PROGRAM IN FALL 2018 (0550) ARE NOT REQUIRED TO COMPLETE EME 2040 OR EDF 2085 ***
This teacher preparation program combines laboratory-based science work with practical, school-based experiences to prepare you for professional certification to teach science in middle schools. You earn a Bachelor of Science in Middle Grades General Science Education (grades 5-9) and will be well prepared to teach topics in astronomy, earth science, life science and physical science.
The Academic Pathway is a tool for students that lists the following items:
o the recommended order in which to take the program courses
o suggested course when more than one option exists
o which semester each course is typically offered
o if the course has a prerequisite
o courses that may lead to a certificate (if offered in the program)
If you are starting the program this term, click here to access the recommended Academic Pathway.
If you have already started the program, click here for the archived Academic Pathways.
Please verify the Academic Pathway lists your correct starting semester.
Florida CIP Code
1101313165: MIDDLE GRADES BIOLOGY EDUCATION (BS)
Federal CIP Code
13.1316: Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education.
Job Related Opportunities
- An A.A. degree (or transcripts showing 60 credits from a regionally accredited school)
- Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher in all college classes
- Completion of the state-mandated prerequisites with a grade of C or higher
EDF 1005- Introduction to Education
EDF 2080 - Teaching Diverse Populations
EME 2040 - Introduction to Educational Technology
- Passing scores from all sections of Florida's General Knowledge test (If the College-Level Academic Skills Test (CLAST) was taken before July 1, 2002, passing scores can also be used to meet this requirement.)
Students who have questions concerning state mandated prerequisites should consult www.facts.org and review the appropriate common prerequisite manual or see an academic advisor.
A cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher is required for graduation.
CULTURAL DIVERSITY (6 credits):
Six credits with an international or diversity focus. This requirement may have been satisfied in the first 60 semester hours.
Two years in high school or two semesters of college instruction in a single foreign language.
Completing all program requirements, including ESOL, demonstrating competency in the Florida Educator Accomplished Practices (FEAPS) at the pre-professional level, passing all sections of the Florida Teacher Certification Examination (FTCE), and passing the final internship are conditions of graduation.
Students who have questions concerning catalog year requirements should consult the appropriate SPC College catalog or an academic advisor.
STATE MANDATED PREREQUISITESGrade of "C" or better required
GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTAA Degree
MAJOR CORE COURSESCore Requirements (Complete 27 credits)
MAJOR CORE COURSESMajor Requirements (Complete 30 credits)
MAJOR CORE COURSESESOL Requirements (Complete 3 credits)
* The Biology sequence is the preferred option because it also satisfies the prerequisites for both PCB 3043C and PCB 4674, which are part of the major. If the biology prerequisites are not taken prior to admission to the College of Education, they must be completed during the first two semesters.** School based hours total 150 clinical clock hours plus a 15-week internship.
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